Leading Learning for Special Education Needs and Disability, Community interest Company

Being a research-engaged SENCO: Primary Focus

  • Online
  • 22 Mar 2021 (16:00 - 17:30)
primary school

This is the final in a series of five webinars aiming to provide additional support to
new-in-post SENCOs. The series outlines key elements of the SENCO role in this unique context.

This webinar focuses upon how SENCOs in Primary Schools can draw on research to inform their leadership and planning of provision for children with SEND. It will explore how SENCOs can engage with published research and with practitioner research to support their practice.

You can find previous sessions in this series in our Resources section: https://www.sendgateway.org.uk/resources/webinar-understanding-and-identifying-areas-need

PLEASE NOTE: This webinar was originally scheduled for 23rd February but has been rescheduled to 22nd March due to unforeseen circumstances. Original registrations are still valid.


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Meet your trainer

Lynda Kay

Lynda is Joint Course Leader of the Masters in Education Portfolio of courses and the National SENCO Award at the University of Gloucestershire and Vice-Chair of Directors of LLSENDCiC, which oversees the Quality Standards of the NASENCO Award for 33 providers across England. Prior to this Lynda worked as a SENCO, Primary School Class Teacher and member of SLT in the south west of England. She has also worked as an Advisory Teacher for children and young people with Communication and Interaction needs in a county in the South West of England. She recently co-authored (with Tristan Middleton) ‘Using an Inclusive Approach to reduce School Exclusion’ published by Routledge and nasen.

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Meet your trainer

Julie Wharton

Julie Wharton is the course leader for the National Award for Special Educational Needs (SEN) Coordination at the University of Winchester. Julie joined the university in 2014, having spent seven years working as a SEND Inspector in Southampton. Prior to this she was an Advanced Skills Teacher for SEN.